Christmas in November

Friday, October 22, 2010

Katy asked me in a comment on a previous post if I would be using this picture for our Christmas cards.

My initial thought was no, because I don't think I'm going to do Christmas cards this year. I went all out two years ago -- cards, decorations, gifts, etc. Last year I was tired. Our Christmas tree is so pathetic {umm, I paid $7 for it at Target before we got married, so you can imagine what it might look like!} that I didn't think it was worth the hassle. But it didn't seem like Christmas last year, and I don't want to go through that again.

I thought about buying a new tree last year, but didn't want to spend money on a tree that would inevitably be 75% off right after Christmas. But I also didn't want to get up super early and fight the crazies to get said cheap tree right after Christmas. So therein lies a dilemma that has continued into this year.

{Note: speaking of shopping with crazies, I have already decided that I am definitely getting up CRAZY early and shopping on Black Friday! Casey, can I spend the night at your place so we can go together?!}

The good news is that Shelly {my coworker} is buying a bunch of trees to decorate various properties, and she's getting them for $10/each somehow, so she said I could have one! I hope they are quasi-nice. I'd really like to one with lights already on it; lights are such a hassle. One year, when trying to pack up everything after the holidays, my mom cut the lights off the tree with scissors. I thought it funny and slightly ridiculous then, but I'm starting to see her point....

Anyway. There will be a tree this year, I just don't know when. Or what kind. And what if it doesn't fit in our next place? We'll only be here for one more Christmas.

I need to stop.

So anyway, Christmas cards. I was thinking about not doing them because, you know, they take so much time. And postage is expensive. And I'm always stressed that I'm forgetting someone. And people recycle them anyway! {At least that's what I do with mine, let's be honest. I hate clutter.} But as I was flipping through this month's Real Simple, this caught my eye:

That sounds fun! Recycled paper -- I'm all about it. They'll mail it for me for no additional fee besides postage? Fantastic. And the shop has really cute designs. And cheap & tired as I may be, I do love sending cards. I might have to look into it!

{As in, if you get a Christmas card from me, the chances are high it will be because of that shop. :) Thanks, Real Simple!}


Casey said...

YESSSS! Black Friday is one this I am looking forward to this holiday season! :)

Vickie said...

I sure would love that photo for my living room. I have a bare space........

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